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Programs: Undergraduate Degrees: B.F.A.

Studio Art Emphasis

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers either as professional artists or advertising designers. Requirements include:

  • Core curriculum requirements (see Degree Requirements in the College of Fine Arts section of the General Bulletin).
  • Advanced work (courses numbered 300-499 inclusive). (36 or more hours; at least 36 hours at SFA).
  • A minimum of residence (SFA campus) work. (36 hours).
  • A minimum of 78 hours of art, 18 of which must be Art History including six semester hours of Art History Survey, three semester hours of Modern Art History, and nine semester hours of *advanced Art History.
  • Sixty semester hours of studio studies, including 12 semester hours of drawing and six semester hours of *design; 21 semester hours must be taken in a studio emphasis. Nine semester hours in a supporting studio field of art are required, three hours of *ART 492 (Professional Practices), the no-credit hour *ART 496 (B.F.A. Exhibition) and the remaining nine semester hours must be in approved studio electives.
  • Enough additional semester hours to total 122-126.
  • A grade of at least C in each freshman English course, a 2.50 GPA at SFA, a C average in work completed in the major and minor fields, considered separately, at SFA. These required averages are based on those courses in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan.
  • All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program.
  • Entrance into the B.F.A. program is by portfolio review after a student completes the required foundation art courses.

* Cinematography majors may substitute approved interdisciplinary courses for ART 130 and six hours of advanced art history. They are not required to take ART 492 and ART 496.

Teacher Certification Programs

Requirements for certification are listed in the College of Education section of this bulletin. Students who elect Art as a first teaching field are art majors.

Studio Art Emphasis with Teacher All-Level Certification in Art: This curriculum leads to all-level certification in art and requires 51 hours of studio, 12 hours of art history, and 24 hours of professional education.

  • A minimum of 63 hours of art, 12 of which must be art history including ART 281, 282, 480 and three semester hours of advanced art history.
  • 51 semester hours of studio studies including:
    • ART 100, 101, 110, 130, 210, 220, 240, 250, 395, 490, 499
    • 12 semester hours in a studio emphasis
    • 6 hours of studio electives
    • 24 semester hours of professional education
    • Core requirements (see Degree Requirements in the College of Fine Arts section of the General Bulletin)

All-Level Certification K-12

  • Courses for art teaching field:
    • ART 100, 101, 110, 130, 210, 220, 240, 250, 395, 490, 499
    • 9 hours art history from ART 281, 282, 480
    • 3 hours of advanced art history
    • 12 hours in a studio emphasis
    • 6 hours studio electives
  • 24 semester hours of professional education:
    • SED 370, 371, 450, 460
    • ELE 441 (3)
    • SED 442 (6)
    • SED 443 (3)
    • EPS 485 prerequisite for professional education courses
    • Fulfill TSI and ExCET requirements
  • 3 hours EPS 380 prerequisite for professional education courses
  • Core requirements (see Degree Requirements in the College of Fine Arts section of the General Bulletin)